Advice - Philips 222, ga406 or ga418?

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Armindo
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Lid geworden op: 18 okt 2022, 15:38

Hi all. I now have 2 turntables, a 212 and a 877, I'm very pleased with both! Now it's time to buy one for the youngest Armindo in the house. These are the options: the 222, the ga406 and the the ga418. What do you think it's the best one, in terms of reliability and maintenance? Thank you very much, I I owe you many hours of auditory pleasure (and good advice on buying and using beautiful Philips devices). I ended up developing a passion for this brand.

Hopping to hear from you! Thank you in advance!

Best, José
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Fotohuis
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22GA222, a perfect auto turntable.
Philips 22RH550+Teufel Ultima-20mk2, 22RH426, 22AH489. N4510, N4511, N4450, N2521, N2520, 22GA(1)408, 212, 312, 222 +GP401/412mk2 Shibata/MC-3 Turbo/AT-OC9XEN.CD204.NAD C352, C422, C521BEE+FB820. 22RH743+22RH544/79R.900:CDF200, FA911, FC931, FT930.LS3/5A.
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Fotohuis schreef: 29 mar 2024, 18:57 22GA222, a perfect auto turntable.
It is, but having 3 or 4 contacts/switches under the hood (required for automatic start-stop-return), it’s also quite prone to erroneous behavior.

FWIW: my 312’s and 212’s are more reliable than my 222, but not automatic…..
Mancave op zolder met hifi uit de 70's-90's waaronder Quad, NAD, ARCAM, Meridian, Mission, Cyrus, B&W, DUAL en Philips natuurlijk!
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Fotohuis
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ALL those Philips players of 50 years old will need some maintenance. New LED's for the auto off, also in a 312, the same for a 222. Replacement of the power supply electrolytic capacitor due to the high ESR because the ripple on the main voltage will give problems for the FlipFlop circuit.
Cleaning and lubricate of the pitch control potentiometers and some other small things like the always broken main switch in the whole serie.
For the 222 Indeed the lamel switches, clean with IPA and lubricate with contact grease.

After this general maintenance these players are good for another 20 years when you have to replace again the rubber belt.
Philips 22RH550+Teufel Ultima-20mk2, 22RH426, 22AH489. N4510, N4511, N4450, N2521, N2520, 22GA(1)408, 212, 312, 222 +GP401/412mk2 Shibata/MC-3 Turbo/AT-OC9XEN.CD204.NAD C352, C422, C521BEE+FB820. 22RH743+22RH544/79R.900:CDF200, FA911, FC931, FT930.LS3/5A.
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Philips 222 lamel switches.

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There are two more, very good hide under.
Philips 22RH550+Teufel Ultima-20mk2, 22RH426, 22AH489. N4510, N4511, N4450, N2521, N2520, 22GA(1)408, 212, 312, 222 +GP401/412mk2 Shibata/MC-3 Turbo/AT-OC9XEN.CD204.NAD C352, C422, C521BEE+FB820. 22RH743+22RH544/79R.900:CDF200, FA911, FC931, FT930.LS3/5A.
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Will
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And these two “hidden” ones are for muting the audio only. So no worries if they’ll falter.
Een verzamelaar ziet niet wat hij al heeft, hij ziet alleen wat hij nog mist.

Es ‘t good is moste ‘t good laote.
Armindo
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Lid geworden op: 18 okt 2022, 15:38

Thank you very much! I just I saw your answers. I ended up buying the cheapest one available, the GA418. The seller appears to be an honest one. I hope it arrives in good condition. Thank you very much to all, you are very kind, as always.
Armindo
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Another subject, if possible. I have a Philips cd300/00 in maintenance. It reads CDs but doesn't show the track that is playing, sometimes the green lights disappear. Any suggestions? Will the elco kits available in the store solve the problem? Thank you very much!
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Robertvs
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Jose, post this in section cd players / compact disc with title “ cd300 problem “ or so…

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541, 544, 585, (F9638 unrefurbished in dit theater) CD104, 204, 304-1, en nog wat Onkyo en Marantz spul
En nog een lieve vrouw , 2kids, fijne Opel en fijn huis.... what else :lol:
Armindo
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I did. Thank you! Best, José
Armindo
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Good morning everyone. Now I have at home 3 Philips turntables, one for each of the Armindos, the old man, the middle one and the smallest - ga212, af887 e ga418. Can someone help me lubricate the machines? What products can be used, quantities and procedures?

Thank you all!

Best, José
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